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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER VOL. XLI—NO. 194 Blythevltle Dally News Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVKMBKR 2, 1044 AMERICANS SINGLE COPIES FTVE CENTS ' PUSH IK GERMANY TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— Antwerp Port Would Speed Supplies To Front By JAMES 1IAKPER United 1'ress Staff Writer Antwerp will be to the battle of Germany what Cherbourg was to the battle of France. To conquer Germany, General Eisenhower has dusted off the same blueprint lie used to conquer France. Each campaign is divided into three phases. The battle of the beachhead, the battle of the buildup and the battle of the break-through. In the fight for France, the Al-a —__^__^^^_ lies secured a beachhead in Normandy, grabbed Cherbourg as a supply port. And then, after building up a great mountain of equipment, they broke through at Saint Lo. In the fight for Germany, the Allies secured what might lie called a beachhead on German soil: They now are freeing the port of Antwerp. Soon, they will have built up the great supply clumps necessary Cotton Picker Held In Attack On Taxi Driver Accused Of Assault On Steele, Mo., Man He Hired For Trip Victim of a vicious attnck which may cost his life, Arvle nestings, taxi driver of Steele, Mo., is in n critical condition at Walls Hospital and Aubrey Barnes Jr., 22, cotton picker at Mlcola, Mo,, held In Jail at Caruthersville, Mo., after having been apprehended near Braggadocio, Mo., following a clmsc. Barnes, who officers said Is an ex-convict from Alabama, Is alleged to have beaten the taxi driver over the head with a wrench, choked him with his own belt and to left him in an empty house near Mlcola early vestigators for the U. S. Senate ' today after robbing him of approx- Little Fraud Is Uncovered In Primaries LiflTLE ROCK, Nov. 2 (UP)--In- American Task force Sighted East Of Luzon, Tokyo Reports; U.S. Naval'Losses' Also Told By United Press Radio Tokyo today si\'u\ a small American task force lias been sighted 200 miles cast of .Luzon Island in the Phil il>l>i»e.s. And that's all Tokyo has io :;a, '.;Ui;i,;l. The Japanese claimed today to have sunk aiid damaged M American warships, including- cruisers and battleships, m heavy raids over Lcylq G ilf yesterday. Tt.e broiuleiwt added that these ships 'were jsunk by a so-called "special Campaign Expenditures Investigating Committee have found comparatively little evidence ot fraud in the past summer's Arkansas Democratic primaries. But they say they have found plenty of evidence of carelessness. Investigator George J. Shillilo says a Newton County ballot box yielded tin tobacco cans, match boxes, thread boxes and candy boxes, and ballots. The proliers opened boxes from Van Buren, Hot Springs, Sharp and Newton counties Wednesday, but found little evidence of fraud. The boxes examined Wednesday brought to about 160 the number of ballot boxes examined by thc investigators so far. for a breakthrough. Thc process is taking longer for Germany, rrwcn. ty-one days after establishing their beacjhead in France, the Allies liberated Cher- James bourg. In even month later, they broke through at Saint Lo. But two months already have elapsed since the Allies grabbed a foothold In thc Reich. And many more may pass before they smash through the crust of German defenses. Port Being Cleared The difficulty in freeing Antwerp largely accounts for this delay. Antwerp actuajly was liberated Sept. 5. But the port, Europe's second largest, lies 50 miles up the Schelde Estuary. And the Allies on-. ly..,now are .clearing the .Germans ! from the shores of that 250-square I miles .water-way.. , ..; " ( Before v Antwerp's—*t6wn~-->liall,j stands a strange monument/ a sta- ..tue of 11 young man throwing uway a giant hiiman'hand. Legend has it that in ancient times a giant stood on the shores of the Schelde Estuary. The monster exacted a terrible toll from merchants whose I cd Homecoming Queen at the an- ships entered Antwerp harbor. If nual football game to be played imately $500 and his automobile. Suspecl Surrounded A posse of Police Chief Henry Lovelace and Gilbert Brown, mar- Civilian Pilot Class Begins I Training Here The seventh class of civilian pilot-s 1 to be trained here before receiving their wings In the Army Air Forces started Instruction this week at BlythevlUe Army Air Field. . , . Upon completion of the live weeks special course, designed to shal, Felix Ho well, Homer Smith and Enoch Wright of Steele sur- _„.„„ rounded Barnes on a ditch bank in a corn field of the "Dogskin Community" nt 9 o'clock alter trallini him since 1 o'clock. Apparently exhausted from run- acquaint them with twln-r »«> >* «PI»l,ited Mary Ann Smith Is Chosen Queen y/ilj Be ; Groyned .At, ^ Ceremony, Preceding Homecoming Game Miss Mary Ann Smith daughter of Mrs. Ann Smith, will .be crown- a merchant refused to thc giant cut off his hand. The liar bor became silent and empty. Finally, so the story goes,'a brave young man killed the giant, cut off his hand and threw it in thc Schelde. Antwerp returned to life. Today, a British empire force, the modern counter-part of that young man, Is slaying a giant in the form of a German army. Soon Antwerp harbor again will rpturn to life. Arms-laden ships will tic up along its 26 miles of piers to unload supplies for the next phase of the war in the west, the battle of thc break-through. Antweip is essential to thc Allies for a number of reasons. First, it fa closer to thc battle than any other port now in Allied hands. Cherbourg, for instance, lies 450 miles from the nearest point on thc battle-line. Antwerp is less than 100. Rail Lines Available Second, the 26,000 miles of railroads vcining France were badly wrecked in pre-D-day Allied raids. But Belgium's lines suffered far less damage. Consequently, they will be of more help in getting supplies from ship to soldier. Antwerp itself has a 500-mile marine railway sys- tomorrow night at Haley Field be- Jonesboro and Blythevllle Maids who will serve with Miss tween teams. The new class is composed en" i tlrcly of men who will become pl- :b lots of the Army Troop Transport *nUnck corps." This claim has not been confirmed by any Allied source. And enemy claims of our naval losses In thc past have been fantastic, But licr- lin today came forth with an Interesting description of that special "attack corps", which Is supposed to have attacked the ships. The German rridlo says thc corps consists of pilots manning n suicide weapon —a sort of bii7.7.-boinb with u pilot. JJerlln snya the Irambs carry only enough gasoline to get thorn to their target, and urc flown straight Into the side of a ship. •I»l« Send 1'hnrs The Japanese are known to be sending air reinforcements to the Philippines In an attempt to hold oiit in those islands. -The planes Democrats Toid To Back Dewey And Save Parly GOP Nominee Warns Against Danger Of Subversive Forces By United Press With only four days left until elections, presidential and v lco presidential candidates of uolli imi- jor parlies today were making campaign speeches In tho en.il. Governor Dcwcy addressed n llicntcr rally in Baltimore, carry- inn forward the anti-New DenJ attack he Boston. launched last night in I" n bid to win voles In borderline Maryland, Dewey called «|xm Democrats to vote Allack Is launched Southeast Of Aachen By U.S.First Army • SUPliKMB AU,IE : D • HEADQUARTERS, 1'aris, Nov. 2 (U.I',)—flic Amoi'icmi First Army has opened a new offensive in Gormmiy. The nltiiek was hunched southeast of Aachen where the Amcrinins hnve scored their 'deepest,* lieiictriitipii 'of. the Ueich. The now offensive has can led the Americans forward nearly two miles to Vossonack which is 28 miles southweat of Cologne. ' Thij 'American First Army troops, under General Hodges suddenly broke out of the Hurtgcn forest onto the Cologne plain under, cover of a thunderous artillery bombardment It,was the first major aetion on the Firat Army front since the tall of Aachen, which lies to the northwest. The hew drive opened as the* i^uijiuuiuis i O vote Kcunbllcan or *,c. — •' .«"i» vin."<--u iu mu else, he warned, tho Democrats' A1 ',? "," e i"* 1 • wl . nll l"k. " 1C ««oml ,., ... ... - . V..IVI.IMU, hlvLHfl frt,- Anlutrtni c»rh>li,r, t n «.. would lose their party to subversive elements. ^ The ^GOP cHndJdato', nlso empha- in bat,tlc,. for. Antwerp, striving to op- \Q\Q Bui IgtinS en, the port us a supply funnel for *— VJlc i*ui lei ll 13 tho coming battle (or Allies the Division. nv .v V - <*'»l>lotOr llbomtlon of Wale cren t P 1', OV ° ""j t '™ s ' >'«\Isl"»<l, last obstacle on tho sea up' .,,_ I,,LI,H_,I lv »l,.i n .» _,.i A . . , ' V "••"••M, "»»i, vuouiuu uil UkU flUll Ull- arc being shuttled Into Luzon from j]" llccl 9, ut ". AlM > nll " l »M confi- proachcs to'Antwerp, appears near Japan by way of Formosa. ' lo lce lmd teamwork must exist, , , . . Commandos ArtvancJ : .. ...... , ...., ........ „„.. But. In spite of all enemy rein- • t -' cLwccl > •«« President mul Coii ' - forccments, Qaneral MacArthur re- 1;l ' css - ning four miles after"he; had ieft' wcxt class o[ avml!on cndets Vt'ot l' orts "'at Japanese nlr attacks over the taxi parked on a road, when the ? CC , elve * <lvance(1 training In the machine ran out of gas he offered engine bombers, prior to •:receiving wings and commissions.' 'is om Baltimore, Dowey goes to no resistance. Only $14 was found on him when taken into custody and it is believed he hid the money nearby, officers said. A search was teing made today for the currency. Incidents preceding the crime started shortly after midnight when Barnes allegedly hired the 40-year- old taxi owner to drive him from Steele to the Amos Huffman farm, two and a half miles north, where he was picking cotton. Getting into the seat, the driver had driven Barnes almost to his destination when he was struck over ithe head. Dragged to Bouse ; Only partially conscious he remembered Barnes stopping the car, dragging him over into the back seat and driving along until they came .to,a vacant house, he said. Dragging the taxi man into the? house, Barnes allegedly used Hastings' belt he removed to choke him and his tie to bind his hands behind him The taxi driver believed he lapsed Smith are Miss Jean Moore, Miss into unconsciousness for a short tim. continue light and Ineffcc- Sc " lnt on and wakes Barrc, for evening appearances; Lcyte Itself, the American President Roosevelt will Twin ..British Commando forces, which landed on tho western and sQuflieni coasts of the Island, are due to a rive nbont Nov. 20 for reg- :Iorccs nrc Bradually whittling down from the White House, at 8 o'clock -I? Pa.,1 within s^ven 1 miles of a Junction iFrriiit'dispatches say the German garrison, estimated variously ill 4000 ular nine weeks course. inch; Is putting stiff P^dicfs More Owners Of Carl the stubborn Japanese resistance, tonight (OWT) In which 'niny be ' d . cf(!rac ' But Ulc Comnmnrlos, back- Thc 24th Division hns pushed two n substitute for n personal ni> I cd by -" ^'-"''ll 1 Invasion armada more miles up the Leyte valley, and pcacance In , Ohio White Hmiw l " !!' ••*""."«» ^ .pianos, are steadily ..... , now Is only six miles from the north Secretary Early Indicates the PrcV" coast town of Carigara. The First '"lent probably will cxnlaln limit-' Cavalry Division already is storm- , wartime duties make It ing that town from the cast. The for him tc BO wdsMn . . ^ . " lllll(l ' n col ('" ln ,^.,' 01 "' " lllcs lnlli " d n(tcr " thc wnteof tho Mush- to Ormoc, leaving trapped In the no: Island. ! Few Japs Land the LUL •• Auto Manufacturer Reveals Plans For Reconverting Plants '*• troops across the sea from Cebu to ATLANTA,' 1 Ga -''NOV" 2' (UP)-' Hcnr, Ford II tociay esUmaJSt Micro will he 10 million more car owners after the war than In prewar days. • , The executive vice president of the Ford Motor Company, in Atlanta today, also revealed tentative plans for reconverting Ford plants to civilian production of automobiles. The .Ford company will reopen all tem. Third, Antwerp's port facilities are largely Intact. The Germans, on the other hand, completely obliterated the equipment of most of the French ports. Moreover, some 67,000 Nazis still are holding or blocking the French ports of Saint Nazaire, Nantes, Lorient, La Rochelle and Bordeaux. Great as are Antwerp's port facilities, the Allied will make them prcaler. For insancc, when they entered Naples on Oct. 2, 1342," they bad the found its port equipment in condition. That first month, city handled only 156,000 tons of freight. Now Naples is handling a greater tonnage than any other port In the world—including New York and London. Every month close to one million tons of cargo crosses its wharves. The allies already have the men for the break-through into Germany. They're estimated to have a three-to-one superiority over the Nazis, who are averaging 4000 casualties in western Europe a day. The Allies have the men, all they need is the supplies. Antwerp should give them what they want. Hew Regulation Hits At Gas Black Market LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 2 (U.P.) — Supervisor Frank Clancy of the Arkansas Revenue Department's Motor Vehicle Division says auto- nwblle owners are required to produce either their registration certificate or gasoline ration book before being Issued their 1045 automobile license tags. Clancy says the new regulation was put Into effect hi co-ppcratlon v;ith the efforts of'the' OPA in cutting down ou the gasoline black market. Mary Lynn Bean, Miss Ann Dcen, but later was able to drag himself Miss Louise Mullins, Miss Mary from the house to thc side of the Nunn, and Miss Betty Jane Smith, > road where he called for help The colorful ceremony will take ! Hears Victim's C'ry 'ely preceding the' A farmer named Hatley, in pass- of the traditional ' n g, heard a feeble cry and investI- <•"«:• | gated, he told officers. Tiie roll of drums, played by He brought Hastings to Steele Bobby Dean, will herald the ap- from where he was removed to Walls proach of the car bearing the Hospital here. His skull is fractured, queen and her royal court, to be ] Officers who returned to the scene driven by Jim Smart. [ of the crime found Hastings' watch Joe Ratcliff, captain of the Chick on the floor of the house and his squad, will place the crown on the belt nearby. . new queen, and later the entire I Search for the suspect began im- ic of its assembly plants as soon as '- court will stand to sing the Alma Mater song, accompanied by members of the Blytheville High School band. Band members, led by their drum major and majorettes, will march at the half, under the direction of their leader, Mrs. Wilson Henry. Mrs. Van Winkle Dies Last Night; Rites Tomorrow Mrs. Sallic Elizabeth Van Winkle, resident of Mississippi County all her life, died last nlght^t Walls Hospital. She was 73. In ill health for some time, she was admitted to the hospital Monday when her condition became serious. Born at Luxora, she lived there until 1903 when she moved to Blytheville with her husband, Chancellor Van Winkle, who died in 1929. She since has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Idell Blackard and family, 104 East Rose. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2:30'o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers Selected were John Ellis, Sterling^Frcnch, O. J. Rodgers, George St'llw'6ll, Iverson Morris, Marion Williams, Carl Marshall, La- gronnc Whittle and Willie Stiles. She also Is survives by two sons. Bill and Allen Van Winkle, also of Blythevllle; three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Prisoner Recaptured UTTLE ROCK, Nov. 2. (UP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation at Little Rock today announced that one prisoner of war who escaped early this .week from an Arkansas camp has been recaptured. Thc recaptured prisoner was identified as Lorcnz Relt, who escaped from thc camp at Grady, Ark. Chicago Rye ••• :•• " ' Open'.''high- low -.close pr.ci. Dec. . 108ii )10',i'10816 HOW 10!) May . 105% ;10T,4 103% 106H 108 mediately with volunteers assisting officers who patrolled all roads. When the car was found, the posse followed tracks through the. field and along the ditch bank tmtll Barnes was found. He is said to have told officers he served a term in the Alabama state prison for stealing an automobile. Coming to this section three months ago, he had been picking cotton, he told officers. The taxi operator, unmarried, re- sides'with his mother at Steelc. ges. Attack Claims Suspect's Wife Mrs. Ike Bleiden, 55, Dies After Slaying Involving Husband JONESBORO, Nov. 2. (UP)—Mrs Ike Bleiden, 55-yenr-oid wife of a retired Joncsboro merchant who has hccn charged with the fatal shooting of department store owner Phil Banks of Jonesboro, is dead. Mrs. Bidden died at a Jonesboro hospital of a heart attack less than nine hours after her husband Is nl- eged to have shot and killed Banks n the Banks Department Store yesterday afternoon. A charge of first degree murder nas . been placed against the 05- J ear-old retired merchant. Prosecuting Attorney Marcus Fielz says Bleiden s trial Is scheduled for Nov. 20 Odds Fovor Roosevelt ST. LOUIS, Nov. 2 (U.P.)-Presl- aent Roosevelt is a, 5 to 17 odds-on ' Mar. they are released by the government and will establish one new assembly plant and one new manufacturing plant. The new assembly plant will be opened In Memphis', Tenn. A new parts depot will be established in Atlanta costing several hundred thousand dollars. This Atlanta plant will occupy about 100,- )QO square feet and employ about 200 workers. Ford says no plans hnve been made yet for reopening thc Atlanta assembly plant now occupied by thc Army Air Forces. Ford went on to say that production of light commercial trucks will be resumed by the company next February. However, he says when passenger car production will be resumed Is problematical. It depends on the course of the war, and how quickly the government lifts restrictions after the fighting stops. The first postwar models will have some distinguishing characteristics still Is trying to got -'Cut' JiTpancso 'prlpo only a few hundred have managed to;land at the wcst.coasl port. • American fighter planes, some hy- ing from Lcyle itself, have clamped a tight blockade over the west coast be Governor Brlcker today was ty'. headed'toward politically important'; ' emy hns been penned Into 'a pocket In tn,e>horthern section of tho cl- west, Did Royal Marine w York and ^>New Jersey. The.' Commandos /have widened their JP vice .presidential hdmlnee wUr^cao'illcnd to .at least four miles Me V* ' •""• . i"*-"«uw»n,mi AiuiJIllLCa ftm i"*-'*!*imi.1 m KJ ( llli ' IVilftU lUllT " IllllPb oroadca.ii niVCIUdrc.ivfrom-a Pat- T .hey grabbed .Wcfitkapr:lle ' in..the tcrson, N. J 7 high school, going.'fr^ hours of 'tile assault and have immediately afterward to .'Queens'I P lU!h -P<l My™ .njUcs•jrinrlhcast to 111 " ' ' |lhe nblghborhood'of Domblirg. An- I other column hnjj advanced one mite N. for of thc Island. Thc planes hnve sunk ii vpr another small freighter and a lug- ger. And P-T boats have sent the • total of small craft sunk or dam-! Senator vice a second speech'. : Truman '. - V " , aged to 25 by sending a troop-laden barge to the bottom. .speeches tonight over li. radio station anil at government officials a inlto of iern. force In Flushing. -. Fighting in Water On the cost, Canadian LONDON, Nov. 2 (DP)— Amur- lean and r.ermanwarpljncs fought i> major air battle over Germany todny and preliminary cb- (Imales Indicate more than 10D • Nail flithlera were shot down. British-Soviet Junction Near British In Greece But 50 Mile's From Reds In Bulgaria LONDON, Nov. 2 (UPS-Thc Ixin- don rndlo today said British troops 'Oreeco .advancing north t from, Salonika now are only 50 <'mtl i the rjifssia In Bulgaria.. from a Junction with the Russians London adds that the Narts who fled Salonika »wcro in. such £ hui- V), Hul^oinc of them roJe out lu-j, thn town's fire engines. - , It however bcplns to look as If the Germans fleeing Greece and southern (Yugoslavia will nm Into a dead, ena.,Sovlet, troops'arid Yui goslnv partisans arc" driving toward [he Serbian communications center "' °—'~- '- Central Yugdslavln. A' On the Asiatic mainland, the sit- s P ccd l' victory and a sound peace. Allied ships from Antwerp have uatlon Is getting progressively worsu A^d Attorney General Francis heen ^ptufod or neutralized. Once lslnn <l hns. been completely "" "'"' — Attorney General Francis hee ointed ou ' • e <'riv>r Bricker, for thc Chinese at Kwclltn. Enemy Elddlo pointed out that Governor loices are hammering the gates 01 'Dewey and his the city from three sides. The Air Force Is striking at the ci as hard as it can. Thc Allied p ...... „ have destroyed one Important bridge on one of this main Japanese supply lines. s running mate, ,Gov- l<? 1 ? nrct| . clir Bo ships may pour men ; apparently 'are in ""1, ^" p P lles ! nto ' llc front for rtn els. However, Ford says there will be nothing revolutionary in the chan- Herbert Koonce Lost In Action, Relatives Learn Slaff Sergt. Herbert Koonce, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Koonce of Risco, Mo., has been reported missing In 9. Overseas for action in Italy since Oct. more than a year. with thc infantry, Sergeant Koonce had written his parents describing the beauty of SU Peters Cathedral and other churches he had seen (luring his stay In Rome. A former student In the Armorel and Burdette schools, Sergeant Koonce moved with his family to Risco five years ago. Sergeant Koonce has a brother, Sergl. Arvii Koonce who Is vjth the Army Air Forces In Topeka, Kans., and a brother and sister who arc at home with the parents In Risco. He is the nephew of Roy, Ira, B'Otk, Max and Malcolm Koonce and Mrs. Bert Ross, all ol Blytheville. New York Cotton favorite to be reelectcd, in gam- "'"Bodfc offered by James J. Carroll, National Betting Commissioner. in other. words, Carroll will lay . , to your $17 if Roosevelt to win. ycu pick Mr. . He'll lay you 3 to 1 odds, if you Pick pewty to win. Which means, Carrol will lay $3 to every $1 you want to bet on Dewey, May July Or.t. Dec. 2167 2170 2147 2070 2160 2167 2170 2148 2073 2160 2160 2162 2142 2060 2152 2161 2163 2142 2070 2154 Mississippi Legislators Open Session JACKSON, Miss,, Nov. 2 (UP) — Mississippi's Legislature was con- Veniyl in Jackson today at high noon, with almost' full attendance In both houses and crowded galleries. 'Legislators will tackle a political problem—the repairing of the rents in thc Democratic party ranks, rents caused by the so-called bolt of three electors to Senator Byrd. And spectators will watch what they evidently believed should be one of the warmest sessions ever held In the state. Spectators also want to find out what legislative device will be offered to assure all nine of thc state's votes going for President Roosevelt. Latest proposal — and one which seems to be thc choice of many state leaders, ivthal thc election laws be amended so that electors must take an oath, either before or Immediately after thc election, that they will support thc Roosevelt-Trumann ticket. Failure lo take such an oath would disqualify them, and other electors favorable to the party nominees would be named. Governor Bailey was to address the Solons this afternoon, probably at 2:30—or as soon as the houses could be organized lo receive the message. On thC rnsf PnnnHIn,, furnnc cj^vv "' VJUiimtl IllgOSl IVia. A | have" rammed" L?w"l£n aTo™ ^ a'rf !"f °"™« **" ° r % .... -. -the cause-way'- linking It with R t S k C , ? evacuated from' nolltlcnl comment, .favoring; south iBovelami Mand 'Hie Ca-• HlM^lS h '! T' 'if™'" thal „,«,.,.„., ^j_.. ,_,,„_ „.. . i .. •, A- •"<• •-'" Hitler h about to write off all of was tho last pivot the .Gerninns horwl troops trapped In southern Yugoslavia and possibly even some of the Nazis fleeing northern Greece. Meanwhile the Russlnns are stepping up the campaign' to knock Hungary out of the war While the Gcnpans frantically prepare to defend' Budapest, Soviet motor- l?ed troops arc closing In on thc Hungarian capital from three dl- Army column is 50 miles south'of Budapest. South cast of the capital > other units • arc storming a town only 24 miles away. From the ;east the Red Army Is maintaining It's sweep'along the upper Tlal river. Latest German reports soy fighting on all the approaches to Budaest is Increasing— wlthit- fierce lank battle rag- Ing southeast of the Hungarian capital ' c t: iiui * HVJL UUI;M:I, up[mrcnuy are ini I, i , . — * ........ ,u, «.. enemy disagreement over thc antl-mbnop- in" ''" ' W Cr c! " npalBnngnln - u planes oly policies of the Roosevelt ad-1 cS"£' , , „ Q , ,. „ i.-.i ._ >»i.ii«i it T»I»I >i . . r oOlllliwfYit, nf flln -Sr>liAT/ii% Tr«_ ministration. Blfldle sale! _. promised to end business monopoly . of the Schelde Estuary other Canadian forces are bringing a ',, thcAI(D ">" rt ™ nt | o, ye "; has complained that the Department has been enforcing the anti-trust act too vig- irously. The Berkshire Englc, an Independent paper of PilUfield, Mass., has come out In support of Pred- itent Roosevelt for a fourth term. Tills Is thc first time the 90-year- old paper has favored a Democratic presidential candidate. Predicts Devvey Will Get Heavy Arkansas Vote Ln.TLE ROCK, NOV. 2 (UP) — The finance chairman of thc recently - organized "Jcffcrsonian Democrats of Arkansas", Leon J. Wilson of Hot Springs, predlcls that several south and eastern Arkansas counties will give Governor Thomas Dcwcy a sizeable majority In Tuesday's election. Wilson, on leave as advertising director of thc C. E. Palmer dally newspaper chain, says he has found considerable anti-Roosevelt sentiment among • Arkansas Democrats. He says purpose of the Jeffer- sonlan Democrat's of Arkansas Is "primarily to get out the anti- New Deal vote on Tuesday to vote against the Roosevelt - Hillman- Browder communistic dictatorship." ship." N. Y. Stocks A T & T 164 Amer Tobacco 67 3-4 ,.,. Anaconda Copper 27 1-8 21B8 Beth Steel 64 1-2 2167 2146 2072 2163 N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July Oct, 2168 2170 2150 2073 2160 2170 2160 2072 2163 2165 2146 2072 2164 2170 2166 2171 2146 '2152 2070 201* Chrysler 91 1-2 Gen Electric 3D Gen Motors 62 l-B Montgomery Ward 53 N Y Central 185-8 Int Harvester 77 1-2 Socony •.Vacuum 12 3-4 Studobaker 183-8 Standard of N J 55 1-4 Texas Corp 471-4 S Steel 59 Weather Minimum temperature here la&t night was 55 degrees with maxU mum temperature yesterday, 79 degrees, according weather observer. to the official Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS— Livestock (WFA):. Hogs 0,500, salable 9,000; top 14.25; 160270 Ibs. 14-14.25: 140-160 Ibs. 13-14; sows 13.50-13.65. . Cattle 5,8ft), salable 4,500; calves 2,500, all salable; slaughter, stctrs 9-17.75; slaughter heifers 7.50-17; stocker nnd feeder steers N 7.50-13.Z5. reSs War Correspon- Cronkltc that the pocket "hns, almost ceased to exist." .The Canadians Inst. were reported fluhtlni? In the streets of Knocke, 18 mlle-s west of Bresk- ciis. The German.1 say the city lias been captured. And since It lies on thc Belgian side of the border, radio Brussels already Is proclalminn that Belgium now hns been completely liberated. In southwest Holland. British. American, Dutch and Polish troops are locked In heavy fighting with German rear guards on the south bank of the Mcusc or Mans river. On thc Third Army front, General Patten's men have captured a couple of towns 13 miles northeast of Nancy. And, farther south, the Seventh Army has seized three towns in a small advance on a 10-mllc front. rections. One Red Chairman Fly Resigns Post As FCC Head WASHINGTON,:Nov. 2 (U.P.) — Chairman Fly of the Federal Com- In that area, American Thunder- munlcatlons Commission,' the cen- holls have bombed a dam contain- tcr of many controversies, has re- Ing a nine-square-mlle |ake behind i signed. thf> n/*rmnn lln/ic T^in nlnn*... ,-...*.- ' n.-. - tho German lines. The planes scored at least four hits with 1000 pound bombs on thc southern end of the dam. But th c results of thc raid have not yet been determined. Other American planes were out over Germnnv In force today. Halfa-dozen aerial task forces totaling well over 2HOO . fljhiers and - s ers hammered at a long list of target, 1 ;. Among thorn were synthetic ol| refineries In thc Ruhr valley ann Central Germany freight yards on the.lRhlne and other unannounced targets In western Germany. The raids came on the heels of night British strikes at Oberhauscn, Cologne and Ber- Mn. • . . In .Italy, British .troops Ime stormed across the Ronco rive; n-|' reached the airfield at Forli, Headquarters says heavy fighting Is rag- In? on the airfield, just south of 'Hie Important Bologniv-to-Rimlni highway, the main transpcft artery in Ilaly's Po valley. ,':'.; Germany says the British troops, apparently from Italy, have landed on the DBlmallqn coast of Yugoslavia. The Germans say ths troops went ashore near Split, one of the best .harbors on the Yugoslav coast. Chicago Wh«pt , V open.;'high ''low close pv.cl. Dec. . 16214 : 163',4 162V4 163% Ifi2 s t Fly will leave office on Nov. 15, when he will return to private law practice in New York City. He ijaa served as FCC chairman since 1939. Fly's stewardship of the FCC long has been the target of criticism by Republican congressmen as well as segments of the radio industry. A special House Committee has spent more than a year investigating his committee. However, Fly gavo no reason for his resignation in his announcement. Venable's Suit Against Papers Is Dismissed • LITTLE ROCK, Nov.' 2. UUP)— J. Rosser Venable, candidate for the U. 8, Senate In the recent Arkansas primaries, has dismissed Ills suit for one million dollars brought against two Little^Rock dally newspapers Venable,had charged that the' papers, The A'rkansas Gazette and The Arkansas Democrat, had,* filled lo jiscntlon his name as'' a sc'nMorh! candidate 'and that they referred to him as a j perennial candidate." The suit was dismissed by Circuit 1 ' May:. 157?j;i58%.157K 15815 MS ol ,ludg« ,G,, W,< ittndricks 1 on^ motion ' '"* ' '" ' ' '•'

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